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My dog LuLu
Winnie (Boston Terrier Terribilus)
This is Ruff, three years ago. Now he's long and lean: to the distress of his playmates, he's got the reach on them. :eek:
He's seven or eight years old, American shorthair and spoiled to death. He's cold but he won't give up the enclosed porch we have in the back.
This tangle is Ruff and his two sisters
Let me guess... Ruff is the one on the right side, am I correct?
Great shots! Francisco, is that titled "Ben and bokeh"?
Hi Francisco, thanks for asking! The one on the right observing us is Scooter, ready to scoot if necessary. The larger longer-haired white one in back is Squeeks. Long-limbed Ruff is stretched out in the foreground.
We found these three and their mother living in the crawl space under one wing of the building. The mother was easy to catch, but the kittens were not "socialized" with human contact.
We found a good home for Mom, and Ruff came quickly to trust us, but the girls were hard to catch and even after several years now still cannot be touched at will. Only when it's THEIR idea. Wimmin... :-)
Ruff is a pretty easy-going guy; his short-haired sister Scooter has the same coloring and is quite assertive. Big luscious blonde Squeeks has accepted a low position in the pecking order.
I have to admit both photos above were shot by my wife with her Nikon Coolpix digital "swivel" camera.
To make up for that, here's my recent cropped low-light shot with Leica M2 and new VC 75mm Heliar. She's our youngest, Cinnamon, a stray adopted last Spring who upset the social order. She chases Squeeks wanting to play, is in turn intimidated by Scooter, has our older male cautious, and is a good wrestling buddy for Ruff. But she's short 'n stubby, so Ruff's frustratingly long reach is a challenge to overcome through subterfuge. Interesting to watch.
Pic Guy, the thought crossed my mind... like "Watch the Bokeh, Benkeh!"
Doug, fascinating story, fascinating life you lead, surrounded with cats! I use to be a very intense dog person. Both of us, my wife and I! How did we get to have a cat? My fault: I started liking the idea, we got a stray who had adopted my in-laws but let them pass him to us, he lived for 6 weeks until a heart attack felled him. Then, we got Ben, who is prone to urinary tract infections, not too affectionate since his last illness, but a wonderfully patient cat who won't beg for scraps and likes to be with you in the same room. Sure, you can pet him... but only for a while. He has a dark side too; see here
Francisco, that is quite an expression on Ben, there! I suspect you caught him in mid-yawn. :-)
Robert, in repeated visits to this thread, I keep stopping to look at your LuLu picture. And admire it. Seems to have a smooth glow to it somehow; the sea and sky merge into a silvery unified world. Could you say something about its making?
Doug, one can tell you live among cats. Yes, he was yawning.
BTW, I agree with you about Robert's shot. Some info on its making would be nice... Can we get it? Thanks!! :)
Cat photos: 5
Dog photos: 3
I knew this site would eventually show it's ugly side ;)
Bud. Cross breed between Jack Russell and who-knows-what. Scala pushed to 400.
Ben, in his best behavior.
Here's Little Man, we adopted him from the SPCA about 4 years ago.
Cat Photos: 7
Dog Photos: 4
(But Scott that is a great photo of Little Man. My dog is also an SPCA find:)
Princess Fiona, examing the new dining room table for flaws.
Not mine dogs, but often seen in my backyard....
Great shots, all! Francisico, looks like Ben is thinking about a bird...
Yes, some great shots here.
Thanks Rich, I really like your shot as well.
Great shots all (Plexi love the big-little "dog-fight"!)
Here's my dog. Took this about a month ago -- he's 13 or 14 ... sort of lost track.
We got him from a colleague in 1992. It was her neighbor's dog, and they kept putting him outside during the winter.
This is Vlad, my Syberian Husky, doing this business
This is Big Jimmy. http://members.aol.com/razondetre/jim.jpg
My Golden, Sequim. Named after my home town on the Olympic Peninsula.
Seņor Delgado (The Boss)
I've resized my dog photo. I didn't realize it was that huge.
Photo taken with one of those cheap screw in wide angle lenses.
and last but not least,
Manitas de blanca -- a wonderful old friend from my student days. He just walked into our place one day when he was a kitten and decided to stay.
Trō, taking a break to recover from the soccer match.
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